I’m already the resident “crazy dog lady” among my friends and family, so why not take that title and run with it for the holidays? If you’re in the same boat, or just like sending out super awesome and unique cards, here are 16 designs to put some cheer (and a little bit of ‘dog crazy’) into your holiday greetings this year. Enjoy! And, of course, happy howl-idays!
1. Happy Returns by Whigby
2. Peace and Joy by Egg Press
3. Dog in Stocking from Paper Source
4. Reindeer Dog by The Bungaloo
Well, February is upon us, which means we’re being assaulted with hearts and Cupids and “every kiss begins with Kaayyyyyy” at every turn. Even though I’m married and in love and all that jazz, Valentine’s Day usually makes me want to kick things. When you think about it, though, we all have the best Valentines around — our pups! I mean, they actually show us what love is all about, and they don’t care a thing about cards and roses and diamonds. We’ve rounded up some great Valentine’s Day items for you and your pup.
Clockwise from top left: Organic crocheted ball by Hip Doggie from Baxter Boo, pop hearts dog collar by Up Country from Muttropolis, conversation hearts squeaky toys, at Petsmart, Ramona heart dog bed from Doggie Vogue, Archie the Dog letterpress notecards at PaperSource, “mom” dog charm by Doggles from Baxter Boo, Red Dingo stainless steel heart tag at PupLife, talking rose dog toy from Artful Pups.
Illustrator Emily Mackey sells adorable stationery in her Etsy shop, Illustrated Cards. Not only are they cute, but because they’re printed on 310gm recycled card and wrapped in a biodegradable cornstarch sleeve, they’re eco-friendly too.
Minted is an online store that prints and sells the best card designs from their global community of independent graphic designers. It has quickly become one of my favorite online shops to order well-designed cards for just about every occasion. I’m loving this year’s holiday dog photo cards that allow you to upload images of your pets with Minted’s cool designs. You can even purchase a complete set with envelopes, liners, and labels!
Sibling Rivalrie is the brainchild of three sisters living in three cities, competing for your affection, and creating sundry items for beautifying your life. Alice Au Quan, Cindy Au, and Winnie Au decided to join their sisterly forces to bring together a collection of beautiful dog-focused prints and postcards.
My Animal Activist is a small independent venture founded in 2010 by photographer, video editor, and a wonderful self-proclaimed crazy dog lady named Amy. Her mission is to use creative ways to communicate and promote responsible pet choices and the idea that all creatures of this earth deserve respect.
Graphic designer Carolyn Clingman runs Papergirl Designs, where she designs a line of dog-themed wrapping paper, greeting cards and gift tags perfect for your next pup party!